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John Scott scores two All-Star goals, celebrates in style

Monday, February 1, 2016 10:10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

This will forever be known as the weekend that John Scott took over the NHL All-Star Game.

After being the fan favorite during Saturday's skills competition, Scott scored the first goal of the game for the Pacific Division on Sunday afternoon thanks to an assist from his former Sharks teammate, Brent Burns.

John Scott, scoring a goal, in an NHL All-Star game. Go back in time 12 months and try to imagine your reaction when reading something like that.

It's just fantastic. And look at that celebration!

And then something even crazier happened. He did it again later in the game, and his second goal was even better than the first one, beating Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk on a breakaway while a defender tried to disrupt him.

Keep in mind, he's only scored five goals in his NHL career. As an enforcer, goals are so rare for him that when he did score one two years ago as a member of the Sharks he had a T-shirt made of him celebrating the goal.

Scott, who started the year as a member of the Arizona Coyotes, was voted into the game as the Pacific Division captain but his eligiblity for the game was in doubt following a bizarre trade just before the game that had him sent to Montreal, who immediately assigned him to the American Hockey League. The NHL ended up allowing him to play in the game, but only after trying to talk him out of participating.

Not only has he participated, he has been great.

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